How to charge a Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Eritrea

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire from an Eritrean power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging a Kindle Fire using a Type L power adapter.

Eritrean power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when you're in going to Eritrea.When you're visiting Eritrea these instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire using their standard types L or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Eritrea from a different region check that the Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from being damaged during charging.

The following list of instructions show how to connect the Eritrean power outlet to the Kindle Fire. This guide assumes that you are using the most recent version of the Fire OS operating system for the tablet, but if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire software update which ensures you have the most up to date features for your device. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Eritrea

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Eritrea?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to an Eritrean power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Eritrea?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire and visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Eritrea to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Eritreans use two different standards of power outlets (L and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Eritrea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Eritrea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Eritrea. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Eritrea?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from an Eritrean power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire from an Eritrean power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire using an Eritrean power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The plug outlet, also called the Europlug, is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer depending on the model of Kindle you have, the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst charging. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from an Eritrean power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with an Eritrean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using type B USB micro cord and a Type L power charger to charge a Kindle Fire from an Eritrean power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire using the Eritrean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. The flattened hexagon shaped wall supply, technically known as the Type L power outlet [6], looks like 3 circular adjecent holes forming a line. Note that there are two different variations of Type L wall supply rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. The 10 amp plug supply has 4mm round pins spaced 5.5mm apart and the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will display a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of tablet you are charging, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with an Eritrean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Eritrea
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  5. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  7. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, under $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).